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List of defunct social networking services

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A social networking service is an online platform that people use to build social networks or social relationships with other people who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.

This is a list of notable defunct social networking services that have Wikipedia articles.

Overview of defunct social networking services
Name Type Focus
2channel Textboard Japanese Image Board
360voice Blog
43 Things Goal setting and achievement
Advogato Free software and open source software development
AIM Instant messaging
Amina – Chechen Republic Online Chechen diaspora community
App.net Blog Microblogging
AsianAve Asian Americans
Audimated Independent music
Avatars United Online games
Baidu Space[1]
Bebo General
bianca.com Software developers
Bolt Teenagers
Boredat U.S. college students
Capazoo Blogging, music, photo, and video sharing
Chictopia Fashion enthusiasts
Classical Lounge Classical music fans
Cloob Popular in Iran
Cucumbertown Recipes
DailyBooth Daily photo uploads
Delicious (website) Web bookmarks
Disaboom People with disabilities
Dodgeball MoSoSo
DontStayIn Clubbing (primarily UK)
eConozco Spanish speaking professionals
Edmodo Social learning network for schools
Elfwood Science fiction and fantasy art and writing
Eons.com For baby boomers and ages 40+
Essembly Politics
Everloop People under age 13
Experience Project Life experiences
Ezboard Bulletin board system Hosted user-created message boards
FaceGlat Haredi Jews
Faves.com Bookmarks
FFFFOUND! Image recommendations
FitFinder Anonymous UK student microblogging
Fling Sending images to random strangers all around the world, notoriously abused for sexting
Focus.com Business professionals
Foodie.fm Grocery shopping and recipe discovery
Foodily.com Recipes
Fotolog Sharing photos
FriendFeed Feed aggregator
Friends Reunited Reunions
Friendster Friends
GamerDNA Computer and video games
Gather.com Social, political and cultural topics
GEnie Bulletin board system
Gentlemint Men
Glee.com LGBTQ
Gogoyoko Musicians and music lovers.
Goodwizz Matchmaking and personality games. Global, based in France.
Google+ Blog Microblogging
Google Buzz[2]
Grono.net Discussion forums, sharing photos, links to cultural events in particular cities, the sale of property and job searches.
Heello Microblogging
Hospitality Club Hospex
Houseparty Video chatting
Hyves Social (Dutch)
Itsmy Mobile community for blogging, friends, and personal TV-shows
iTunes Ping[3] Music
iWiW Hungarian
Jaiku Microblogging and lifestreaming service
Jiepang Location-based mobile. In Chinese.
JuiceCaster Mobile app
Juvenation People with type 1 diabetes
Keek Upload video status updates, which were called "keeks"
Kiwibox Teenagers
Koofers Academic Social studying network for college students
Lifeknot Shared interests, hobbies
LinkExpats Expatriates in 100+ countries
Livemocha Online language learning
LunarStorm Swedish teenagers
Makeoutclub General
Me2day Blog Microblogging in South Korea
MeatballWiki Wiki
Meerkat Broadcast live video streaming through mobile devices
Meetro MoSoSo
Meez Chat rooms
MemeStreams Memes
MetroMates Itinerary sharing Metro travellers in India
MiGente.com Hispanics
Miiverse Video games, specifically those released on the Nintendo 3DS or Wii U
Mivasocial Africans
Mixx Blogs
Mobli Social mobile photo and video-sharing website
MOG Music
Mugshot Aggregator from Red Hat, with compatible desktop software and an official Firefox plugin
Multiply Real world sharing
Mulu Product recommendations
Musical.ly Social media video app for short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos
MyMFB Muslims
My Opera Blog Blogging, mobile blogging, photo sharing, connecting with friends, Opera Link and Opera Unite.
MyVetwork Military veterans
Natter Social Network micro-microblogging
Naymz Professional networking
Nearby People nearby
Netlog Belgians
Netropolitan Club Wealthy people
Nettby Norwegians
NK.pl School, college and friends in Poland
Omegle Video chatting
Orkut First social networking service by Google
OUTeverywhere Gay/LGBTQ community
Periscope Video streaming
Piczo Blogging website for teens; bought by Posh Media Group
PlanetAll Calendar and address site
Plaxo Aggregator
Planet Cancer Young adults with cancer
Playfire Computer and video games
Playlist.com Music
Posterous Blogging platform
Poupéegirl Japanese avatars
Pownce Microblogging application (similar to Twitter)
Qaiku Micro-blogging and live-streaming service comparable to Twitter and Jaiku
Quechup Friendship, dating
Raptr Video games
Rentboy.com Male sex workers
Rupture Gamers
Sarahah Feedback from friends and coworkers
ScuttlePad Children aged 6–11
Shelfari Books
Sixdegrees.com Web of contacts
SkillPages Skilled people
Skyrock French-speaking world
Snip.it Articles, videos, and images
SocialVibe (TrueX) Charity
So.cl Millennials; made by Microsoft FUSE Labs.
Sonico.com Latin America and Spanish and Portuguese speaking regions
Soup.io Microblogging
Spire Personal accomplishments
Spring.me Meeting people
Stickam Live video streaming and chat.
StockPickr Stock picks
Streetlife Location-based
Students Circle Network Connected students, teachers and institutions to course resources and study groups.
StudiVZ University students, mostly in German-speaking countries
StumbleUpon Web pages, photos, and videos
Surfbook Netherlands
Talkbiznow Business networking
Talenthouse Creative collaboration
Taltopia Artists / fans / talent professionals
Tea Party Community Conservatism in the United States
TOTSE Bulletin board system Controversial files
TravBuddy.com Travel
Travel Companion Exchange Travel companions
tribe.net Friends networks
Tsu Message, photos
Twoo.com Entertainment
tvtag Entertainment
Vampirefreaks.com Gothic and industrial subculture
Vine Social media video app for short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos
Virb Artists, including musicians and photographers
Voat Censor free reddit clone
Vox Blog Blogging
WeeWorld Teenagers aged 9 to 17
Windows Live Messenger Instant messaging
Windows Live Spaces
Woo Media Entertainment
Wretch Blog Taiwan
Xanga Blog Blogs and "metro" areas
Yahoo! 360°
Yahoo! Answers
Yahoo! GeoCities WorldWideWeb
Yahoo! Kickstart
Yahoo! Mash
Yahoo! Meme
Yahoo! Messenger Instant messaging

Yo Quick connections
Yookos Photos, videos, blogs, games
Zoopy Share videos, photos and audio clips


  1. ^ Gao, Tong (April 7, 2015). "百度空间宣布将关闭 内容迁移至百度云". finance.sina.com (in Chinese). Archived from the original on April 11, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2024.
  2. ^ "Google Buzz is going away, but your posts are yours to keep". Archived from the original on November 22, 2011. Retrieved May 16, 2024.
  3. ^ Moscaritolo, Angela (September 13, 2012). "Apple Shutting Down iTunes Ping on Sept. 30". PCMag. Retrieved May 16, 2024.